February and March are Music Months in Downtown Baltimore
No matter what genre of music you prefer – from R&B to country to metal – you’ll find a great concert in downtown Baltimore this February or March. Local venues are hosting a variety of major players, as well as many up-and-coming acts – from ‘90s ska sensations to country stars currently topping the charts.
Here’s a look at the musical lineup this month in downtown Baltimore:
Thursday, Feb. 20, heavy metal superstars Queensrÿche comes to Baltimore Soundstage for a one night show with John5 and Eve to Adam.
The band, which was formed 40 years ago in Bellevue, Washington, has released 15 studio albums and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Its 1991 single “Silent Lucidity” was nominated for five MTV Video Music Awards that year and won in the Viewer’s Choice category.
Jimmie Allen & Kip Moore
Saturday, Feb. 22, country star Jimmie Allen will take over Rams Head Live!, with Sam Grow opening. Allen’s voice is all over country radio right now; both his 2018 hit “Best Shot” and last year’s song “Make Me Want To” are still in regular rotation.
And on Thursday, Feb. 27, Kip Moore comes to PBR Baltimore for a Night of Music. Moore, who is best known for songs like “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” and who will tour with Sam Hunt this summer, is partnering with 93.1 WPOC to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Richmond-based Carbon Leaf, a nineties Virginia college favorite, will perform at Baltimore Soundstage on Feb. 28. The band, which has performed over 2,500 live shows over the course of its 25+-year career, cites influences ranging from Celtic music to American folk.
Frozen Harbor Music Festival
From Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1, Power Plant Live! hosts a massive music festival featuring musical performances on nine different stages.
Performing acts include both locally and nationally recognized groups, including Charm City Devils, Bad Boy Bill, Reel Big Fish, the Pietasters, Sweet Leda, Ray Wroten, Flaw, The Bride, The Harbor Boys, Crobot and The Grilled Lincolns.
Tickets for the 21+ event range from $20 to $225 and are on sale now.
On March 6, Macy Gray takes the stage at Baltimore Soundstage. Gray, who is an actress and singer-songwriter, has appeared in movies like “Training Day” and “Spider Man,” and scored numerous awards for her early 2000s hit “Why Didn’t You Call Me.”
She cites the late, great Billie Holiday – who famously has Baltimore connections – as an influence.
Where to Park for Concerts in Downtown Baltimore
Whether you’re a metalhead, a country fiend or something else entirely, one thing is true: when you’re making plans to head to downtown Baltimore for a concert, you need to consider logistics, including where to park.
Harbor Park Garage, located at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore, is extremely convenient to Power Plant Live! bars and restaurants, Rams Head Live! and Baltimore Soundstage, as well as other downtown concert venues. It’s also a short walk to many restaurants and bars that make great spots to begin or end an evening downtown to see live music.
Harbor Park is easily accessible from major routes in and out of the city, including I-83, and is safe, well-lit and staffed 24/7 with a crew of friendly, knowledgeable employees who are always happy to offer directions, answer questions and give you advice about where to go and how to get there.